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Understanding Autism: Exploring Sensory Awareness

Event Code CH 21/190
Event Description This one day online course using Zoom is for anyone who works with children or adults who exhibit autistic behaviours.

Many children and adults with autistic spectrum disorders experience diminished or heightened sensitivity to sensory stimuli. This course explores the main sensory processes and the impact on individuals who may have sensory processing difficulties.

This knowledge can then be applied in designing an assessment which can produce an individual Sensory Profile for each child or adult and how to integrate the results of this assessment into the person's everyday life to improve communication, socialisation and participation, hopefully making life less stressful and more enjoyable.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
Session 1Tuesday
2 March 2021
09:30 - 16:30Online LearningTBA£0£0£0
Subject areas Children and Young People / General Care / Learning Difficulties / Sensory Impairment
Target audience
Adult Services / Care Homes / Children Services / PVI Sector - Adults / PVI Sector - Children / Social Workers
target audience
Course Owner Learning and Development Admin (
Juliette Francis
Training objectives The aim of this course is to explore the impact of sensory processing difficulties on people with autism spectrum disorders and offers a method of assessing for sensory differences, including the design of an individual sensory profile.

The course will then determine how the assessment results can be used to plan environments, teaching strategies and communication plans for each individual.